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Hydra

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-13-39
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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DARPA-BAA-13-39
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Aug 22, 2013 9:20 am
The Hydra program will develop and demonstrate an unmanned undersea system, providing a novel delivery mechanism for insertion of unmanned air and underwater vehicles into operational environments. Situated underwater, Hydra will use modular payloads within a standardized enclosure to enable scalable, cost-effective deployment of rapid response assets and will integrate existing and emerging technologies in new ways to create an alternate means of delivering a variety of payloads close to the point of use. The Hydra program seeks to develop and demonstrate initial examples of air and undersea payloads while leaving open the potential for accommodating additional payloads in the future.

The rising number of ungoverned states, piracy, and proliferation of sophisticated defenses severely stretches current resources and impacts the nation's ability to conduct special operations and contingency missions. The Hydra program represents a cost effective way to add undersea capacity that can be tailored to support each mission. Hydra's communications suite could allow synergistic function with manned platforms, thus increasing their effectiveness, or could allow remote control from over-the-horizon. Technologies are intended to be adaptable to multiple delivery options, including airborne, surface, and subsurface. The Hydra program will enable other new capabilities not currently performed from undersea.


See the attached BAA for complete program details and proposal submission instructions.




Added: Sep 10, 2013 10:32 am
This amendment incorporates Hydra DD Form 254 (Revised September 9, 2013), which supersedes the previous version attached on August 22, 2013.
Added: Sep 23, 2013 11:56 am
The revised BAA (Rev 1) makes the following changes:

1. This amendment changes the description of the Phase 1 program plan for Technical Area 1 by deleting the words "provide energy to a payload" in the Technical Area 1 description on page 7. For purposes of Phase 1 proposals, the payloads described in Technical Areas 2 and 3 will provide their own power.


2. This amendment clarifies the level of detail required for labor hours as part of the basis of estimate requested in Volume 1 of the Proposal, described in Section III,D.iv. on page 23 of the BAA. Although Volume 1 should provide a basis of estimate for labor expressed in both labor hours and dollars, a composite hourly rate can be used, and this section does not need to break labor rates into components of direct, overhead, G&A, and fee; those details should be provided in Volume 2.


Rev 1, provided as an attachment to this amendment, replaces the previous version of the BAA in its entirety.

Added: Sep 27, 2013 4:46 pm
See attached for a copy of the Hydra FAQ.
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DARPA-BAA-13-39

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DARPA-BAA-13-39
Posted Date:
August 22, 2013
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-39 (Hydra)

Hydra DD Form 254

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Hydra DD Form 254
Posted Date:
August 22, 2013
HYDRA_DD254.pdf (353.97 Kb)
Description: Hydra DD 254

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 10, 2013
Description: Hydra DD 254 (Revised September 10, 2013)

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 23, 2013
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-39 (Rev 1) FINAL

Hydra FAQ

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Hydra FAQ
Posted Date:
September 27, 2013
Description: Hydra FAQ
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